Bil’s rating (out of 5): B
Original title: The Falling
Canada, 1998. Sodona Entertainment Inc., Téléfilm Canada. Story by Simon Barry, Raul Inglis, Screenplay by Raul Inglis. Cinematography by Gregory Middleton. Produced by Greg Malcolm, Vicki Sotheran. Music by Chris Ainscough. Production Design by Tony Devenyi. Costume Design by Michelle Hunter. Film Editing by Kelly Herron. Toronto International Film Festival 1998.
Lame psychological thriller has a Rashomon-like plot surrounding a mysterious incident, when a club-hopping woman brings a new man into her life without having kicked the first one out. Something terrible happens, and each of them tell their own version of the story. The actors try their best to be interesting, but the directing is so limp that they are left out in the cold, and the three versions of the story are so similar as to be pointlessly repetitive.